Private landlords could benefit from central heating grants

Private landlords are being encouraged to apply for grants towards the installation of central heating in rural homes.warm-homes-fund-logo

Wealden Council has funds to help owner occupiers and private landlords where homes do not have a full central heating system. They are available where the occupants are in receipt of some form of benefit.

The council says landlords can expect grants for an oil-fired boiler, and other fittings, which should cover around 70% of the overall cost. Home owners will be fully funded.

Cold homes

Money from the National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund is available to install central heating in up to 40 homes.

The council says cold homes can aggravate exsiting health problems particularly in people aged over 65.

It says: “Being too cold can increase the risk of trips and falls, as well as heart attacks and strokes. Indoor temperatures should be kept to at least 18°C.

To learn more Wealden Council can be contacted on 01323 443322 or email privatehousing@wealden.gov.uk to arrange an installation survey.

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